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Are you a registered health care professional working in community or general practice with an interest in the health and wellbeing of children and young adults? This short course focuses on building your clinical examination skills for this specific group, alongside your communication skills and ability to assess the emotional and mental health of children and young adults in your care.
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All healthcare professionals require clinical examination skills to carry out accurate assessments of patients of all ages and inform their healthcare journey. Caring for children and young adults in primary care is influenced by multiple complex factors and demands skilled assessment and management. This stand-alone advanced professional development course offered by the University of Bolton will help develop your clinical examination skills in babies, children and young adults.
Our expert team will guide you through taking a history in a systematic and organised way so that you can assess risk, identify normal presentations and distinguish these from abnormal findings. You’ll learn to identify red flags, undertake differential diagnosis to treat and manage these conditions, and assess the need for further detailed investigation or referral to maintain the physiological, emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young adults in your care.
We’ll support you to develop advanced communication skills and undertake remote consultations. You’ll learn to assess common systemic diseases such as asthma and dermatological conditions, and identify, manage and monitor children and young people who are at risk or failing to thrive. We’ll guide you as you learn to undertake the six-week baby check of development assessment for diagnosis and onward referral. We’ll also explore the legal, ethical and safeguarding issues involved in working with children and young adults.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course offers academic progression in the specialist fields of paediatric community and general practice nursing.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
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This advanced professional development course adopts a blended learning approach to develop your knowledge and understanding of practical examination skills. Lectures are supplemented with practical sessions where you learn the specific skills required to carry out accurate assessments of children and young adults. We offer a safe and supportive environment where you can develop your clinical examination skills under the supervision of our experienced team.
You'll develop your knowledge and understanding of practical examination skills through a blended learning approach. Lectures will be supplemented with practical sessions where you'll have the opportunity to develop the specific skills required to carry out accurate assessments of patients of all ages. The practical aspects will involve developing clinical examination skills under supervision, to allow you to develop in a safe and supportive environment. As well as lectures and tutorials, a range of web-based resources will be made available to you via Moodle, the University's virtual learning environment, to aid you in achieving the knowledge requirement identified. E-learning is also provided via Moodle to enable you to undertake further study in a place and at a time that is convenient for you. This programme adopts a blended style of learning and teaching including online delivery and engagement where appropriate.
Formative assessment will support your learning but does not contribute to your final mark. You’ll receive feedback from your tutors and peers that allows you to reflect on your progress and identify what you are doing well and where you may need extra help. Summative assessment tests your achievement of the intended learning outcomes for the course and determines your final mark. For this course, it will involve a written essay based on a given case study and a portfolio of evidence of clinical consultations undertaken, with supervision, in the workplace.
|Level one||Coursework 100%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 76%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 24%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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